Everything is ready for Euro 2021, there is now less than a week to go to the opening match which will see the Italy of coach Roberto Mancini: on Friday 11 June Italy will play at the Olimpico in Rome against Turkey.
There are many hopes that accompany our national team: we certainly do not start as favorites, but we remain among the most awaited teams.
Not only many beautiful hopes, but also some possible surprises that could come up as the competition progresses. Italy is a team that has grown a lot under the management of coach Mancini: if on the one hand our values are clear and evident, on the other Italy can hope for the surprise effect of some less sponsored players than the names of the big names.
Let’s try to understand what could be the three most interesting surprises of Italy to the Europeans.
How will Italy play at Euro 2021? Possible surprises
What will be the structure of Italy in the European Championship that will start in less than a week we more or less understood yesterday, in the friendly against the Czech Republic. The structure is clear, there are still some pieces in terms of owners, but Roberto Mancini made it clear what his basic ideas are.
No doubt about Donnarumma between the posts, as well as about Bonucci and Chiellini in front of him; Florenzi on the right and Spinazzola on the left should act on the two flanks in defense.
To monitor the impact of Emerson on the left-handed out, but if there is one name that inevitably stands out among the second lines it is that of Alessandro Bastoni, one of the pillars of the Italian champion Inter, which could climb positions in the hierarchy considering the physical condition of the two owners is not excellent.
In midfield untouchable Jorginho in the direction and internal Barella, the last box would be owned by Verratti: the PSG player is arriving at the beginning of the European Championships with a few too many ailments, a context that could favor the employment of Manuel Locatelli of Sassuolo, as we saw last night at the Dall’Ara.
Offensive trident with Insigne, Chiesa and Berardi who will play two places on the outside, while Immobile ahead of Belotti for the role of center forward. The surprise call of Giacomo Raspadori however, it cannot go unnoticed: Strongly desired by the coach, Raspadori has decidedly different characteristics from those of his team mates and could represent an extra weapon, especially during the race.